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  Master - LoveToKnow 1911
Magister equitum, master of the horse, goes back to the early history of the Roman Republic (see Dictator; and for the British office, Master Of The Horse).
In medieval universities magister was particularly applied to one who had been granted a degree carrying with it the licentia docendi, the licence to teach.
The academic use of "master" as the title of the head of certain colleges at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge is to be referred to the frequent application of the term to the holder of a presiding office in an institution.
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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Magister militum
Magister militum (Latin for "Master of the Soldiers") was a top-level command used in the later Roman Empire, dating from the reign of Constantine.
This Magister Militum was often the power behind the throne and the office was held by Stilicho, Ricimer and others.
There was an inevitable devaluation as a result a multiplication of magister commands, such as a division of foot - and mounted troops, under a magister peditum viz.
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 Casino online portal | information about Casino online | Roman_dictator
The Magister Equitum was granted Praetorian imperium, thus was subject to the imperium of the Dictator, but in the Dictator’s absence, he became his representative, and exercised the same powers as the Dictator.
The imperium of the Magister Equitum was not regarded as superior to that of a Consul, but rather a par with a Praetor.
Accordingly, the Magister Equitum had the insignia of a praetor: the toga praetexta and an escort of six lictors.
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 b. Diocletian and the House of Constantine. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
The imperial court (comitatus) comprised great numbers of officials which included a large domestic staff headed by a eunuch, various offices (officia), and a magister memoriae (master of records), all supervised to one degree or another by the magister officiorum.
In 312 Constantine disbanded the praetorian guard; and the prefects, together with their subordinate vicars, lost all military functions which were transferred to a magister militum.
Another contingent was permanently stationed on the eastern frontier under a magister equitum et peditum per Orientem, while the west was defended by another field army stationed in Gaul and commanded by a magister equitum et peditum per Galliam.
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 Magister equitum - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The dictator's second in command was called magister equitum ("commander of the cavalry").
The magister equitum was nominated by the dictator, served with him and had an imperium.
The first magister equitum was Spurius Cassius Becellinus and the last one was Marcus Aemilius Lepidus in the year 44 bc.
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The magister equitum was an important military and political office during the Republic and in the Late Empire.
Originally, the magister equitum was the deputy to the dictator, appointed by him to oversee various duties.
There was, at first, distinction between the two positions, but by the reign of Constantius II, both magistri were called simply magister equitum et peditum, magister militiae or, most commonly, magister militum (master of the soldiers).
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Henceforth a variety of names was used to describe the generals: magister equitum et peditum, magister utriusque militiae, magister armorum, magister rei castrensis and pedestris militiae rector.
The date of this change is unclear, although it probably centered on the special status of certain magistri assigned to the imperial palace, with the rank of magister militum praesentalis or magister militum in praesentis.
His magister militum Ricimer was feuding with the magister militum of Dalmatia, Marcellinus.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Theodosius I
[[1]] Theodosius the Elder was a senior military officer serving in the Western empire and rose to become the magister equitum praesentalis under the emperor Valentinian I from late 368 until his execution in early 375.
One notes that Theodosius' magister peditum praesentalis Richomer was the uncle of Valentinian's magister equitum praesentalis Arbogast, who was effectively the sole commander of Valentinian's forces at this point.
Although Stilicho managed to increase the power of the magister peditum praesentalis to the disadvantage of his colleague the magister equitum praesentalis and claimed that Theodosius had appointed him as guardian for both his sons, this tells us more about his cunning and ambition than it does about Theodosius' constitutional arrangements.
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 MASTER (Lat. magister,... - Online Information article about MASTER (Lat. magister,...
magister, related to tnagis, more, as the corresponding minister is to minus, less; the English form is due partly to the O. Eng.
universities magister was particularly applied to one who had been granted a degree carrying with it the licentia docendi, the See also:
The degree is that of artium magister, master of arts, abbreviated M.A. In the other faculties the corresponding degree is See also:
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Valentinian I
Upon his accession, Jovian sent Procopius, a notarius, and Memoridus to Gaul and Illyricum to install his father-in-law Lucillianus, in retirement at Sirmium, as magister equitum et peditum.
First, magistri peditum and magistri equitum were to be of equal social prestige to praetorian prefects.
Matthews, “Symmachus and the magister militum Theodosius,” Historia 20 (1971): 122-8.
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 Censor (ancient Rome) Encyclopedia Article @ Forbade.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The duties of the censors may be divided into three classes, all of which were closely connected with one another:
The Census, or register of the citizens and of their property, in which were included the reading of the Senate's lists (lectio senatus) and the recognition of who qualified for equestrian rank (recognitio equitum);
An account of the formalities with which the census was opened is given in a fragment of the Tabulae Censoriae, preserved by Varro (L.L. vi.86, 87, ed.
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 Chapter 6 - Ranks and Promotions
Magister (MGR): A Magister is the entrance rank for a System Moff.
Magister Equitum (MEQ): The rank of Magister Equitum is the entrance rank for a High Moff.
For many, the Magister Equitum rank is the highest they will obtain.
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The figure of Aetius might seem misplaced in a novel dealing with the Pendragon legacy--and perhaps seen as bizarre in a historical aspect also--but Aetius had both direct and indirect connections with events surrounding the early-to-mid fifth-century period and Rome's ties to Britain.
Constantius III, the direct link to the Pendragon legacy, was a close comrade with Aetius's father Gaudentius; Gaudentius was stationed in Rome as Magister Equitum for Honorius, while Constantius III was Honorius's Magister Militum.
Aetius also became a Magister for Galla Placidia (who had married Constantius) after the death of her half-brother Honorius, and remained her Commander until after her death.
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 Major Historical Characters
A Dacian, Honorius's Magister Equitum at Rome and comrade with Constantius III.
Emperor of the Western Roman Empire whose Magister Militum is Constantius III.
He moved his capital from Rome to Ravenna, and at times he appeared as a bumbling idiot, yet he was one of the longest-reigning emperors of the Empire, even though histories portray him as being obsessive with his pet chickens.
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 Generalissimos of the Western Roman Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Using this, the focus falls on the 'generalissimos' of the Western Roman Empire which, for lack of a better term, is all you could call them.
The men who took the position of patrician and magister militum assumed a whole new power base and influence.
Scholars show that the West died when Romulus abdicated and sent the Imperial regalia East saying it was no longer needed, it should be pointed out that Romulus was never recongnized in the East as Emperor of the West and the last recognized one, Julius Nespos, would continue to rule from Dalmatia until 480.
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 Roman Army - SCC Forums
Gone was the traditional division between legionaries (citizen heavy infantry) and auxiliaries (non-citizen light infantry and cavalry), to be replaced by a new distinction between the elite troops of the Emperor's mobile field army, the comitatenses and the lower status (though not necessarily less effective) limitanei or frontier troops.
The Constantinian field army of comitatenses and static forces Limentei, first officially recorded in 325, comprised both cavalry and infantry under new commanders known as the Magister Equitum and the Magister Peditum..
Like Magister Equitum and the Magister Peditum finally the Master General of the Roman Army and other important military ranks in the Roman Army at this time.
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An example would be the Dux per Gallia which was the Dux of the Dioceses of Gaul.
The office of Dux was, in turn, made subject to the Magister Militum of his respective Praetorian prefecture and above him of the empire.
In the Byzantine empire, the hellenized form doux (some pronunciation) came into use.
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 Late Roman Shield Patterns and the Notitia Dignitatum
It may be that an early medieval copyist grew tired of drawing so many patterns, and yet the document probably owes its continued existance because of the visual interest these very same patterns provide.
Magister Peditum's Italian command - 43 duplicated shields
Magister Equitum's Gallic command - 46 duplicated shields
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 The Reliability of Rumor in Livy, Books 21-25
Rumor, as will be seen, hijacks legitimate modes of political discourse such as contiones and dispatches from the front and subverts them to disseminate faulty ideas marred by flawed judgment.
What the dictator Fabius calls famam rumoresque came to life in the grumblings of his magister equitum M. Minucius Rufus.
Hostilius Mancinus, who had heard and believed the tirade of Minucius, ignored the orders of Fabius and led his cavalry unit to its death in a foolhardy charge (22.15.4-10).
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 Magister equitum
Der Artikel Magister equitum gehört zur Kategorie: Römisches Amt
Das Amt des Magister Equitum war eines der wenigen außerordentlichen Staatsämter der römischen Republik.
Der magister equitum wurde direkt vom Diktator als dessen Stellvertreter ernannt.
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 Chronicon Paschale - translation
Papirius Cursor was appointed dictator, with Drusus as magister equitum.
The Syro-Macedonians, that is the inhabitants of Apamea, count their Paschal era from the year of these consuls.
[424'A] In the year of these consuls, Bubulcus was appointed magister equitum.
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 The Eagle Has Landed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The line of march brought these legions perilously close to Capua, and Epirote horsemen were seen watching from nearby ridges as the army crossed the river close to Beneventum.
Knowing that he had not the strength to engage Pyrrhus in a battle at Rhegium, Gurges Magister Equitum marched instead on Capua, which was now garrisoned by 7500 men under the Epirote general Milon.
It was Gurges's intention to recapture this city and then turn southward, regaining the lost provinces of Italy if, as seemed probable, Pyrrhus were now determined on a conquest of Sicily with his Syracusan allies.
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 Valentine Prentice: What's in a Name?
In addition they were to visit as many governors and military commanders as possible and announce the successful end of the Persian campaign and Jovian's succession.[[8]] Malarichus, however, refused his commission, and Lucillianus traveled on to Rheims where he began examining the accounts of one of Julian’s officials.
In response to this insult and the ill treatment their envoys received at the hands of the magister officiorum Ursatius, the Alamanni invaded Gaul in 365.[[20]] At the same time Procopius began his revolt against Valens in the east.
This embassy did buy time for Valentinian’s magister militum, Bauto, to fortify the Alpine passes against Maximus.[[12]] Probably at the urging of Theodosius, the court of Valentinian entered into a treaty with Maximus in 384, whereby Maximus was recognized as a legitimate Augustus in return for leaving the young Valentinian in power.
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 Livy: the Periochae of Books 8-10
Cum L. Papirius Cursor dictator reversus in urbem ab exercitu esset propter auspicia repetenda, Q. Fabius, magister equitum, occasione bene gerendae rei invitatus, contra edictum eius prospere adversus Samnites pugnavit.
Ob eam causam cum dictator de magistro equitum supplicium sumpturus videretur, Fabius Romam profugit et, cum parum causa proficeret, populi precibus donatus est.
The Latins defected with Campania and sent envoys to the Senate to tell, that if the Romans wanted peace, one of the consuls had to be a Latin.
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What famous dictator was in his fields plowing when he found that he had been appointed to save Rome from the enemy?
Every dictator appointed an assistant called the magister equitum.
Plutarch tells us that Marc Antony sometimes wore a large, coarse mantle, perhaps resembling a lion skin, because he fancied himself to be a descendant of what ancient hero?
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 Master of the Horse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1 The Roman Master of the Horse (Magister Equitum)
[edit] The Roman Master of the Horse (Magister Equitum)
The title Constable, from the Latin comes stabularis or count of the stables, has a similar history.
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When Julius Caesar was given a perpetual dictatorship in February of 44 B.C. he probably expected that he would hold this office for years to come.
Bonus 1: When Julius Caesar had functioned as dictator in 48 and 47 B.C., he sent his magister equitum to calm things down in Italy.
Bonus 2: A different man became a magister equitum in 44 B.C., while Antony was appointed flamen.
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 Amazon.com: Theodosius: The Empire at Bay: Books: Stephen Williams,Gerard Friell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Key Phrases: Praetorian Prefect, Magister Militum, Galla Placidia (more...
The embassy which came to the Sacred Court of Valens Augustus, emperor of the East, at Antioch in Syria in the spring of 376 was certainly important, but on the surface at least its substance was not unusual.
Praetorian Prefect, Magister Militum, Galla Placidia, Altar of Victory, Magister Equitum, Master of Offices, Nicomachus Flavianus, Black Sea, Flavius Stilicho, Marcus Aurelius, Comes Domesticorum, Eternal City, King David, Master of Cavalry, Prefect of the City
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In 48 he served in Greece and commanded Caesar's left wing at Pharsalus.
Caesar then sent himto impose order on Italy as his magister equitum (til late 47), but he was only partially successful, and held no further post till 44 when he was Caesar's consular colleague.
I would gather from all that, that he never did hold the praetorship.
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